International M&A specialist joins O'Connors

Liverpool and London-based business lawyers and advisers, O’Connors, has appointed international M&A specialist, Yousra Gamgoum as an Associate in its legal team to broaden its international support for clients.

Yousra is an experienced corporate lawyer, dual qualified (England & Wales and Egypt) who joins from one of the leading commercial law firms in Cairo, where most of the transactions she handled were valued at over 100 million US Dollars. She is fluent in Arabic and English.

Yousra’s experience of handling complex global and cross-border transactions aligns with the firm’s objective of supporting clients, wherever in the world they are doing business. Her work advising major private equity funds and institutional investors will also add breadth to the firm’s specialist sector work assisting those establishing new investment funds.

Yousra said: "The team at O’Connors has welcomed me so warmly and gone the extra mile to make my move from Egypt as smooth possible. I chose O’Connors because of its special team culture and its unique blend of corporate, commercial, insurance and regulatory expertise. I believe my experience will assist the firm in providing wider support to organisations engaged in global expansion and in offering their alternative legal project management model to even more large corporates”.

Commenting on Yousra’s appointment, director David Malone said: “Yousra is another key strategic appointment for us as we continue to develop our team for the future. Her heavyweight transaction experience adds further depth to our growing team. With our Certificate of Sponsorship now in place, we see international recruitment as an additional way of bringing new and exciting skills to the firm, for the benefit of our clients".

O’Connors was founded in 2003 and comprises more than twenty senior lawyers and support staff, bringing together best of breed teams to help clients achieve remarkable and long-lasting success.